Houses in Baker's Piece, Kingston Blount
Kingston Blount shown within Oxfordshire
|OS grid reference|
|– London||33 miles (53 km)|
|Civil parish||Aston Rowant|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|Website||Aston Rowant Parish Council|
Kingston Blount is a village about 4 miles (6.4 km) southeast of Thame in South Oxfordshire, England. The village is a spring line settlement at the foot of the Chiltern Hills escarpment. The ancient pre-Roman Ridgeway and Icknield Way pass through the parish. The Ridgeway is now a National Trail.
The Church of England parish church of Saint John was designed by Aston Webb and built in 1877. It is red brick, has the nave and chancel under a single roof and a small south aisle. The building is now a redundant church.
Economy and amenities
C.J. Day Associates is an engineering business in Kingston Blount that specialises in biomass power plant for industry. Projects include a 5 MWe tyre fuel power plant in Portugal and wood chip and waste fuel projects in the UK. Current projects include proposed power stations in Bishops Castle and Tenbury Wells, both of which have attracted criticism. Chris Day gave evidence on the subject to Parliament in 2004.
- Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 675.
- The Cherry Tree
- Kingston Blount Point to Point
- "Fears over power plant disruption". BBC News Online. 10 May 2007. Retrieved 16 June 2009.
- Bishop's Castle Group — The Community Against a Planned Biomass Incinerator
- Fry, Clare (10 August 2007). "Protestors Concern over Power Plant". Worcester News (Worcester: Newsquest). Retrieved 11 December 2011.
- "Examination of Witnesses (Questions 240 - 259)". House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology Minutes of evidence. 10 March 2004. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
Sources and further reading
- Lobel, Mary D, ed. (1964). A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 8: Lewknor and Pyrton Hundreds. Victoria County History. pp. 16–43.
- Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 675. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.
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